Sunday, July 19, 2009

Waiting for guests

My bracelet
New silk top with my 1.5 inches of hair This is my first picture taken of me without my wig

Right now we are waiting for Steve's cousin Stu and his friend Ritchie to come from Brooklyn,. Stu was staying with us 30 years ago when Shanna was born. We went to his daughter's wedding this May out on Long Island. Anyway, it should be fun. I love guests.
I am taking a rest day today as I ran and walked so much last week plus 2 visits to the Y. I also figured it would motivate me to do something around the house. Slowly, slowly making progress on that front.
The big crisis over here for the past few days is that Naomi wants to move out to move into an apartment with the infamous Dontae in September. I had to convince her NOT to put her name on the lease. She just could not understand why that would matter, a good reason why she needs to spend more time here growing up. I said she would not have the car but the apartment is on a bus line just a few miles on the same road as her school and she gets a free bus pass because the school is short of parking. She of course thinks this relationship will last forever and I am giving it a week once they actually spend time together-two weeks maybe as she tries to prove me wrong. Dear Reader, she is so, so young despite her appearance and this Dontae just turned 23. On the plus side, he does not drink or smoke, keeps in good shape, is very soft spoken and polite, has a stable job with benefits (though not particularly high paying) and still will continue his schooling once he's saved up some more money. She is very excited and thinks everything for now on will be sunshine and roses. I could talk reason to her until I actually grow hair but she will need to find out some things herself. As she repeatedly points out, she now is an adult.

10 comments:

Holly said...

you look so gorgeous!! no more need for wigs!!

Sara Williams said...

Sue, you are BEAUTIFUL! I love your smile, it lights up your face and your hair is funky. The colour blue is lovely and suits you as does the fabulous bracelet (wait until I show my mum). From experience the more you tell Naomi NOT the more she WILL. I learnt through my mistakes growing up xx

Sara Williams said...

Sue, you are BEAUTIFUL! I love your smile, it lights up your face and your hair is funky. The colour blue is lovely and suits you as does the fabulous bracelet (wait until I show my mum). From experience the more you tell Naomi NOT the more she WILL. I learnt through my mistakes growing up xx

Daria said...

What a wonderful smile ...

Tracey said...

You look stunning Sue... Believe me your hair will grow here there and everywhere! and so quick too.. you'll have fun deciding what style you like. xxx

Kathy& Chris said...

Sue,
Thanks for sharing your photo, you look great! You still look like yourself - your smile and eyes say it all- "Here I am an interesting and intelligent woman!"
Your hair just gives you a little punk rocker appeal.
Kathy

Sue in Italia/In the Land Of Cancer said...

If I don't put gel on it, it really looks 'punk'. For some reason, it all comes together in a modified mohawk

Beth said...

Great picture, you look awesome!!

Debbi said...

You look wonderful! I am honored you chose to wear my silk top for your 'coming out' party. Thank you. I would like to post your picture on my sites, with your permission of course.

Thanks again, Debbi

Renee said...

Hi Sue!

I'm so way behind in reading everyone's blogs . . .

You look gorgeous with your hair. I want mine to spike and look young like yours. Alas, I just have the corkscrew curls. Oh, wait. I have hair. . . there, that's it. We have hair! And we are happy !?

Hang in there with Naomi and the move. You've done your best in teaching and showing her life. Now she gets to discover all the things that WE learned the hard way. Why won't they learn those hard lessons from us? Just like we didn't learn them from our parents, probably.

Glad to see you looking so good!

Renee

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